Plea for people to support estate’s residents’ group

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A residents’ group is in danger of folding after most of the committee members said they would stand down at its next meeting.

Danesholme Residents Association is holding an extraordinary general meeting next month in an attempt to find new people to volunteer to become committee members and save the group.

Committee member Catherine Ward is urging people to get involved and said without the association residents’ concerns would not be heard.

She said: “We are having an extraordinary general meeting on March 17 to see if we can get someone to become the chairman, vice-chairman, treasurer and we need two or three committee members. At the moment I am trying to do everything myself.

“If the association folds the council won’t be able to take on the residents’ concerns and they won’t have a voice.

“The association was founded as a way to get the community together and for people to voice any concerns and it would be a shame if it folded.”

The association has struggled before. In 2012 the Northants Telegraph reported that it was in danger of folding but on that occasion enough people turned up to form a new committee.

But in the past the group has also campaigned to save the estate’s library from closure and won grants for play equipment.

The extraordinary meeting will be held at Danesholme Communicare Centre on Tuesday, March 17, from 7pm.